noun, plural per·i·neph·ri·a [per-uh-nef-ree-uh] /ˌpɛr əˈnɛf ri ə/. Anatomy.
the capsule of connective tissue that envelops the kidney.
Origin of perinephrium
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noun plural -ria (-rɪə)
anatomy the fatty and connective tissue surrounding the kidney
Word Origin for perinephrium
C19: from peri- + -nephrium, from Greek nephros kidney
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n. pl. per•i•neph•ri•a (-rē-ə)
The connective and fatty tissues surrounding a kidney.
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